Marilyn Monroe's Old Shopping Receipts Are Selling for How Much?!

Adrianna Barrionuevo

June 1 will mark what would have been the 90th birthday of famed actress and fashion icon Marilyn Monroe. To mark the event, Julien's Auctions will host a "once-in-a-lifetime" auction featuring over 800 of Monroe's personal items beginning next week at London's Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.

The exhibition of her items—ranging from clothing and jewelry to drawings and notes—will travel to Ireland and Los Angeles, in addition to being on display online at JuliensAuctions.com.

Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, has been working on curating the collection for over a year, and he tells Vogue that these items have been in storage since the '60s and haven't been seen by the public. Among the personal collection are receipts from Monroe and former husband Arthur Miller's purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. The estimated value of that single Bergdorf Goodman receipt? Up to $700!

You can see more of the catalog on Vogue.com, but in the meantime, check out the close-up photos of the receipts below.

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